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iPhone 5 video with Jony Ive describes next-level precision

iPhone 5 video with Jony Ive describes next-level precision

The official "wow this is fantastic" designer-described iPhone 5 video has made its official debut and, with Jony Ive and Bob Mansfield as narrators, you'll see clearly why Apple feels that this is the most fabulous smartphone they've yet produced. This video begins with Ive describing how important it is for them, at this point, to create an iPhone that's not just a new phone, but "a much better phone" as he puts it. Have a peek at this device as Apple intends you to - with bright lights and perfect detail spinning in space and straight off the factory floor.

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iOS 6 GM seed lands shortly after iPhone 5 announcement

iOS 6 GM seed lands shortly after iPhone 5 announcement

One of the biggest upgrades found in the iPhone 5 is the jump to iOS 6, and though developers have been working with iOS 6 for a while now, today they're getting their first look at the finished product. The iOS 6 Golden Master key has been unleashed, allowing developers to test out their apps and make any last minute changes before the consumer version of iOS 6 launches on September 19. iOS 6 is launching just a couple of days before the iPhone 5 arrives, which is scheduled for September 21.

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iPhone 5 revealed without NFC or wireless charging – what happened?

iPhone 5 revealed without NFC or wireless charging – what happened?

This week we're taking a look at the iPhone 5 as it was revealed by Apple in all its glory alongside iOS 6 and a set of hardware innovations like the Lightning connector - but what happened to NFC and wireless charging? We'd heard several times in tips and "leaks" that an NFC sensor was in the plans for this device for some time - but inside the last few weeks of this unofficial stream of shady bits, it was all but confirmed that, given the size of the device, NFC was not physically possible. Wireless charging, on a similar note, was never officially spoken about by Apple, and though Apple's competitors - such as Nokia, for example - are working with the technology soon, Apple has simply opted out.

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iPhone 5 full details official as device hits Apple Store online

iPhone 5 full details official as device hits Apple Store online

It's time to take a peek at the entirety of the iPhone 5's specifications, top to bottom, as the device hits the Apple Store online and we get our first full taste of Apple's new smartphone hero (be sure to have a look at our wrap-up of Apple's big event). This device is the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet with a 4-inch Retina quality display up front and a new A6 chip under the hood. The iPhone 5 works with 4G LTE on a variety of networks both here in the USA and abroad and works with what Apple calls Ultrafast wireless or "LTE. The right way." The iPhone 5 has a new set of earbuds called EarPods, a new dock connector called Lightning, and a boosted 8-megapixel "iSight" camera as well.

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iPhone 5 priced at $199 with pre-orders starting September 14th

iPhone 5 priced at $199 with pre-orders starting September 14th

The iPhone 5 has been introduced today with prices that are exactly the same as the iPhone 4S while the iPhone 3GS is axed from the lineup and the iPhone 4 becomes a free device (on contract, of course.) The iPhone 4S was demoted today to the mid-tier of iPhone devices at the $99 price point while the iPhone 5 will be coming in 16, 32, and 64GB iterations for $199, $299, and $399 USD respectively. The iPhone 5 will be up for pre-orders on the 14th (that's this Friday) and will be shipping September 21st.

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iPhone 5 4-inch Retina display detailed with massive resolution

iPhone 5 4-inch Retina display detailed with massive resolution

The iPhone 5's display has been revealed today at Apple's press event, bringing with it a lovely 1136 x 640 screen resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio across 4-inches of space. This device will be rolling out with a Retina quality display, mind you, at 326 PPI, amongst the most high-definition on the market today. This display offers a 5th row of icons for the iOS 6 experience and still fits in our hand with the same width as the iPhone 4S and before.

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A6 chip introduced for iPhone 5 with fastest-ever performance

A6 chip introduced for iPhone 5 with fastest-ever performance

Apple has introduced the A6 chip for their next-generation iPhone 5 hardware this afternoon at the event which also showed off several more impressive bits of hardware and software enhancements. The iPhone 5's A6 chip has been touted as having 2x faster CPU performance than the previous chip and brings on 2x the graphics performance as well. This chip has been shown as bringing on launches of apps at nearly 2x the speed as the previous iPhone on the whole.

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